What to Do When a Traffic Violation Results in Personal Injury

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Most car accidents occur because at least one of the drivers involved was doing something unsafe like speeding, looking at a phone, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving while drowsy. Some of these unsafe practices, like speeding, can be traffic violations on their own. Others, like drowsy driving, might technically be legal, but they may lead …

6 Top Driving Distractions to Avoid

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The personal injury lawyers at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman understand the devastation that can follow when you take your eyes off the road for even a moment. Here are some ways to protect yourself and others. Common driving distractions and how to avoid them Nearly one in 10 fatal accidents involve distracted driving. Interruptions to your attention can come in …

4 Questions to Ask Your Car Accident Lawyer

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If you were seriously injured in a car accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you need legal counsel. There is no shortage of attorneys specializing in personal injury cases, but you need to determine who can best represent you. Asking the right questions during a consultation is key to making the correct decision during this difficult time in your life. …

How Long Does It Take to Get a Car Accident Settlement Check?

By Rita WilliamsAuto Accident

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident that resulted in injuries and vehicle damage, it’s likely that you will file an insurance claim. Both New Jersey and New York are “no-fault” states, in which drivers can go to their own insurance companies to file a claim after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. …

3 Excuses People Give for Driving Drunk

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Driving while impaired by alcohol causes far too many injuries and deaths on the nation’s highways every year. A person is killed by a driver who is impaired by alcohol roughly every 50 minutes of every day, all year around, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 29 people per day – nearly all entirely preventable. …

6 Examples of Car Accident Compensation

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Following any kind of vehicle collision where you’ve suffered injury or sustained major damage to your vehicle, you are probably wondering what types of compensation are available for your losses. Whether the wreck happened in New York or New Jersey, recovery can be painful, expensive and time-consuming. The best approach to getting an accurate assessment on the potential value of …

Study Finds Traffic Death Increase Related to Ridesharing Services

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Emerging research from Rice University and University of Chicago shows an increase in fatal car accidents after ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber began operations in cities. The research suggests that additional traffic wrought by ridesharing services is directly related to a 3.5% uptick in traffic deaths, which amounts to 987 fatalities each year. It is estimated that the costs associated with …

How To Prove Fault When the Other Car Ran a Stop Sign

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If you are hit by a car that ran through a stop sign, it can be both frightening and dangerous. Suddenly, your life may be in peril, and through no fault of your own. Accidents like this can be quite severe, because one car going through a stop sign when another car actually has the right of way means that …

The 100 Deadliest Days for Teenage Drivers

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For teenagers, cars may be integral to their summer memories. They may drive to beaches and lakes, parties, their first job, or even take the wheel during family vacation. A Deadly Spike During the Summer But unfortunately, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are referred to as the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers. Fatalities in car crashes …

Someone Hit My Parked Car. What Do I Do?

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Life is going well. Maybe you had a good commute to work that morning, or enjoyed a great day at the beach. But then, when you return to your car, you find that someone hit it. What should you do? Treat It as An Accident Scene Hitting a parked car is just as much as accident as hitting a car in …